Actinic Keratosis: A Review of Therapeutic Options

Berlin, Joshua M.

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: January/February 2014 - Volume 6 - Issue 1 - p 11–14
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000015
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ABSTRACT: Actinic keratoses are some of the most widely encountered lesions in dermatology practices. They represent the second most common reason for patients to visit a dermatologist. There are many different approaches available to treat actinic keratoses, and the dermatology nurse plays a pivotal part in educating patients about their choices. The purpose of this article is to review how these different treatments work and to address potential advantages and disadvantages of each.

Joshua M. Berlin, MD, Dermatology Associates PA of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach, FL.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Joshua M. Berlin, MD, Dermatology Associates PA of the Palm Beaches, 10301 Hagen Ranch Rd., Ste. D-930, Boynton Beach, FL, 33437. E-mail: joshberlin@hotmail.com

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